So, I was out walking when God Stopped By...

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Dillinger, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    From a friend of a friend of the shop:

    Have I got a story for you guys!

    King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I
    thought I would go for a walk!

    This occurred at 11:16 am this morning, just 2/10 of a mile from my house, ON OUR ROAD while walking my dogs (trying to
    get in shape for hunting season, ironically!) for the record, this is in a
    residential area-not back in the woods, no bowhunting, no stealth

    I heard a twig snap, and looked back...full on charge-a huge brownie, ears
    back, head low and motorin' full speed! Came with zero warning; no woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you think or see on TV!

    It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in about one-second!

    Totally surreal-I just started shooting in the general direction, and praise
    God that my second shot (or was it my third?) Rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I
    was shooting from!

    I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my first shot!

    It was a prehistoric old boar-no teeth, no fat-weighed between 900-1000lbs and took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear, its paw to paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer!

    Never-ever-thought "it" would happen to me! Its always some other smuck, right? Well, no bulls**t,

    I am still high on adrenaline, with my gut in a knot. Feels like I did 10000 crunches without stopping! Almost puked for an hour after, had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers conducted their investigation! totally wiped me out. Can't even
    put that feeling into words, by far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!

    No doubt that God was with me, as I brought my Ruger .454 Casull (and some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it, and managed to draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed!) from the hip! Total luck shot!

    (EDIT: Then there was a long winded tale of how the bear management is awful in these parts and everyone needs to write to the governing agency, but I kept that part out of the story. JD )

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  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    Sheyet!! Big Bear, although skin and bones!!

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    holy crap!!! That is a large animal! From the looks of it it was starving and probably was going after anything it could get.
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

    All the leftylib conservationistas can call me what they will, but i don't see any reason why bears are actually needed outside of a zoo or museum for educational purposes. I wouldn't mind one bit if all hunting regulations/limits pertaining to the taking of bear were removed, except for those relating to the safety of the hunters & other humans.

    I do understand that our forefathers took the bears' "natural" hunting lands away, but they did the same thing to the Native Americans. Maybe we could send all the bears to a reservation in western OK or something.
  5. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

    Wow man thats one hell of a story for the grandkids eh? Too bad it didnt have a little more meat on it, woulda made a awful lot of roast!
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    he killed yogi!!!!! :d
  7. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

    Damn! That's one lucky fellow! I'll bet he takes that .454 EVERYWHERE from now on!:D
  8. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

    You forgot this picture!

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  9. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

    That email was forwarded to me. That dude is my girls dads friend. Crazy story!
  10. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

    Only one word "Damn" :eek:

    Did need some meat on the ribs, somewhat thin!
  11. Mark F

    Mark F Active Member Supporter

    Ho you LUCKY DAWG!!!!!! For several reasons... Thank God you happened to have a 454 Casull loaded with solids and you got a good torso shot in. Otherwise, you'd been a bear breakfast!
  12. northhike

    northhike New Member

    I can't believe you got a shot off....much less three. Now that is muscle memory!:eek:

    Definatley a "Charmin" moment....I had to clean my shorts just reading that!:D